Partners in Health
The Lance Armstrong Foundation is working with Partners in Health (PIH) to support the creation of a cancer care delivery system in Haiti.
This program helps to train local health professionals and builds a supply chain for medical equipment, needed supplies and affordable drugs and vaccines. PIH is also working with local doctors, nurses and community health workers to deliver cancer care services today; and they document these patient outcomes to build a research agenda that will benefit countries around the world.
Cancer accounts for nearly 8 million deaths worldwide each year, killing more people than TB, AIDS and malaria combined. The situation is particularly dire in the developing world. In 1970, only 15 percent of new cancer cases occurred in the developing world. Currently, over half of new cancer cases and almost two-thirds of cancer deaths now occur in low-income and middle-income countries, and the burden is expected to grow. By 2030, it is estimated that 70 percent of the global cancer burden will be borne by the developing world.
The LIVESTRONG documentary, Delivering Hope, illuminates through patient stories the possibility and promise of treating cancer in settings with limited resources. The Lance Armstrong Foundation is working to ensure that people around the world have access to the cancer care and support they need. Learn more at www.livestrong.org/deliveringhope.